It depends on your viewpoint and the sort of gaming style you prefer. In my opinion TLAD is merely a letdown to the almost flawless performance by the GTA IV saga so far. It shows the dark and drab side of crime in LC but this time without excitement, it is in effect GTA IV, toned down and diluted. We have had two games that are almost the same in sucession, for your money TBOGT is much better, it is upbeat and action packed and gives you more for your money. It is your choice on the whole, but I have merely imparted my opions onto the facts.